All the members of Ms Luc Thi Nhinh’s family in Ta Phoi commune, Lao Cai city often get up early in the morning on the last day of the year to clean and decorate their house. Everything in the house - the hoe, the plough, plants and the altar - are covered with red papers to welcome the New Year. … [Read more...] about New Year celebrations of Giay ethnic people in Ha Giang province
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Thankfully I’m just that bit taller than Vietnamese passengers when queuing to board planes, which does give me some kind of perverse satisfaction until I’m sitting next to a helmet wearing motorbike ninja still on the phone (while wearing a face mask) nervously eyeing the emergency exit door. Still, I get to hog the armrests thanks to my girth and jab her in the ribs if she dares to swipe my precious comfort zone. It’s dog eat dog in economy class seating… … [Read more...] about Shopping in a country like Vietnam
An integral part of the family ancestor altar is the mam ngu qua, the fruit tray with five different fruits. For Vietnamese, the mam ngu qua is an intrinsic aspect of Tet, as a presentation of their religious, philosophical and aesthetic beliefs. According to Oriental philosophy, the universe is composed of five basic elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. Each of the fruit in the Tet fruit tray symbols for one of these elements. As for fruit arrangers, the number of displayed fruits are not important, but the color of the fruits. Mother often chooses five fruits with five different colors. A hand of green bananas was arranged in the middle of the tray, topped by a yellow grapefruit; some orange citrus and purple dragon fruits were arranged around; and interspersed among the green bananas will be the red peppers. … [Read more...] about Tet in a Hanoi family: Out with the old, in with the new
Around two weeks before the celebration, streets in big cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Danang become a hustle and bustle of colorful activities. Every one is busy doing something relating to Tet. Some rush to complete their work before the year-end deadlines, others hurry to wrap things up before coming back to their home towns. … [Read more...] about What to know about Tet holiday in Vietnam?
Connecting power meters to specific data transfer devices using LPWA (LoRa) system makes it possible to transmit data wirelessly over long distances. Combined with cloud computing, the system allows real-time insights collection and a comprehensive understanding of power distribution all over the industrial cluster. This does not only eliminate the need for site visits to check the operational status of meters, but also enables DEEP C to address issues and improve their power services remotely. … [Read more...] about Technology leading to new eco-industrial concepts